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October 2, 2018 1:03 PM Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious 319

October 31, 2017 5:27 AM Factors to watch on Oct. 31

The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect South African markets on Tuesday. - Statistics South Africa releases third-quarter unemployment figures at 0930 GMT. - The South African Revenue Services releases September trade figures at 1200 GMT. South Africa's rand clawed 139

October 31, 2017 2:30 AM Kenyan Election Authority in Disarray a Week Before Repeat Vote

Preparations for Kenya’s presidential election rerun next week are in disarray after a top official of the commission organizing the vote resigned and fled the East African nation and its chairman said his efforts to ensure a credible ballot are being thwarted. Roselyn Akombe quit the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission, citing issues including 140

October 29, 2017 12:56 PM Cheruiyot bags gold in her maiden career Marathon in Frankfurt

Olympic 5,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot claimed convincing victory in windy conditions at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road race on Sunday. Cheruiyot, 34, timed 2hours 23 minutes 35 seconds to lower her previous best time she registered at her on her debut in London Marathon in April. Vivian was followed by a contingent of Ethiopian 124

October 28, 2017 9:47 AM In Kenya election re-run, polling incomplete and next steps uncertain

KISUMU - Kenyans who boycotted a repeat presidential election voiced relief on Saturday after authorities indefinitely delayed further attempts to hold the vote in some opposition areas due to the risk of violence. But while the election board’s decision stemmed the prospect of more clashes, it also pushed to the fore a new question: can President Uhuru 107

October 27, 2017 7:19 AM Low voter turnout taints Uhuru victory in repeat presidential election

Results of Kenya’s presidential election re-run started to trickle in on Friday, with early estimates of the turnout at below 35 percent, dealing a blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hopes for a decisive second-term mandate. With nearly all followers of opposition leader Raila Odinga heeding the veteran’s call for a boycott, Kenyatta’s victory is not in question 95

October 26, 2017 11:04 AM Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar repeat presidential polls in some opposition bastions

The Opposition supporters clashed with police and threw up burning barricades on Thursday to challenge the legitimacy of an election rerun likely to return Uhuru Kenyatta as president of East Africa’s chief economic and political powerhouse. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a voter 90

October 24, 2017 1:36 PM Building Energy to take part in the 2017 South Africa – Italy Summit

Building Energy will participate in the fourth edition of The European House - Ambrosetti’s “South Africa – Italy Summit”, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 24 - 25 October 2017. The “2017 South Africa – Italy Summit”, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Embassy in South Africa, the South 117

October 24, 2017 7:04 AM How coffee cartels from Uganda are minting millions from Kenyan coffee

It is 7.30pm on a Saturday at Bumbo market in Uganda, barely 3km from the Kenyan border at Lwakhakha. Lorries, pickups and motorcycles have flooded the market. The passengers are sitting on huge sacks. I quickly identify one of them, Wafula (not his real name) because we went to the same primary school. He tells me he does not use his real name. Wafula 79

October 24, 2017 6:48 AM Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: study

Geneva - Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor said on Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena". In its latest report, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also noted that despite the overall fall in poaching, Africa's elephant 105